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The Making of a Nurse

By Tilda Shalof
  • ISBN Code: : 1551992574
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf : the-making-of-a-nurse.pdf

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The bestselling author of A Nurse’s Story is back with more insider stories. Tilda Shalof has been a caregiver all her life — at home for her family, at work for strangers — but her skills didn’t come easily. From when she was a child taking care of her sick parents to her current position on an ICU team in one of Canada’s largest hospitals, there have always been daunting challenges and worthy rewards for her work. With her trademark humour, unflinching honesty, and skilled storytelling, Shalof describes her experiences becoming the capable nurse she is today. After graduation from nurse’s college, finding no jobs in Toronto, Shalof travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel, to work in a hospital for the first time, finding adventure and young love in the process. A summer stint as a camp nurse came with requests for condoms, strange allergies (“Misty has reactions, but we don’t know to what”), and overly protective parents (also known as “helicopter parents” for their tendency to hover over their children). The Making of a Nurse contains these stories and much more, and they are comforting, entertaining, shocking, funny, heart-warming and heart-wrenching. From hospitals to home care, they will give readers a glimpse into the life of a nurse and the hidden medical world.

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  • Pdf File: nurses-making-policy-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Praise for the First Edition: “There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points...This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process”...Score: 93 - 4 Stars! --Doody's Medical Reviews Written by distinguished nurse leaders with expertise in policy, practice, education, and research, this book is a practical “how-to” guide written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy competencies to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the American Nurses Association, the book examines the pivotal role of nurses involved in health policy, making it an essential resource for nurses pursuing advanced education and desiring to enhance their expertise in making policy and facilitating its change. The book addresses recent changes impacting healthcare and many other topics including information on the increased need for primary care providers, how full practice authority has been implemented in different states, the need for an enhanced RN role in ambulatory care, and ongoing changes to the Affordable Care Act. This edition describes the distinct role of nurses impacting policies on the front lines of healthcare. Current issues with detailed examples of how nurses can exert influence at local, state, national, and global levels at each step of the policymaking process are presented. This second edition emphasizes collaboration within healthcare institutions, professional organizations, and government for the development of policies from bedside to boardroom. Using descriptive cases, the book delves into the growing role of nurses in elected and appointed office. The book clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. A timely contribution focuses on evaluating policy sources, such as “Fake News.” It stresses how evidence must be used to strengthen policy initiatives. Woven throughout are essential themes basic to healthcare: ethics, leadership, safety, care access, and quality of care. New to the Second Edition: Revised chapters featuring inspirational, motivational, and practical stories representing different steps of the policy process A new chapter, “Valuing Global Realities for Health Policy,” emphasizing issues that unite nurses globally and the role of nurses as global citizens Expanded content on steps of policy analysis and evaluating evidence to support policy An appraisal and evaluation of converged media, including “Fake News” Guidance on working with the ongoing evolution of the Affordable Care Act An examination of health in all policies to improve community and population health Added focus on work environments as part of achieving the Quadruple Aim of healthcare The latest developments in advanced practice registered nurse regulation Key Features: Delineates the steps, strategies, and competencies needed for health policy advocacy in organizational, educational, and political settings Provides perspective relevant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Essentials Includes real world examples of policymaking on the frontlines of clinical practice Provides exemplars from high profile national and international nursing policy leaders Examines how nurses are leaders in a variety of policy arenas Illustrates policies to address social and economic inequities impacting health Describes how evidence is used to advance policy

Toward a Better World

By Mark Lazenby
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190695730
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: toward-a-better-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nurses are positioned on healthcare's front line, intimately connected to individuals, families, and communities. How can they leverage this position to work for the common good? In Toward a Better World, Mark Lazenby, a philosopher and a nurse, presents a plan of action. He argues that nurses advance the good society when they fulfill fundamental obligations. Promoting equality, peace and respect, providing assistance and safety, and safeguarding the health of our planet are among these obligations. By acting upon them, nurses become a force for social change in their communities. But through the collective power of more than 20 million nurses worldwide, nurses become a global force for making the world a better place--in the present and for the future. A companion to Caring Matters Most, Lazenby's ethics book, Toward a Better World challenges readers to lead good lives of service to others. This book will invigorate all, nurses and non-nurses alike, who wish to spend their lives making the world a better place.

Toward a Better World

By Mark Lazenby
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190695722
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: toward-a-better-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nurses are positioned on healthcare's front line, intimately connected to individuals, families, and communities. How can they leverage this position to work for the common good? In Toward a Better World, Mark Lazenby, a philosopher and a nurse, presents a plan of action. He argues that nurses advance the good society when they fulfill fundamental obligations. Promoting equality, peace and respect, providing assistance and safety, and safeguarding the health of our planet are among these obligations. By acting upon them, nurses become a force for social change in their communities. But through the collective power of more than 20 million nurses worldwide, nurses become a global force for making the world a better place--in the present and for the future. A companion to Caring Matters Most, Lazenby's ethics book, Toward a Better World challenges readers to lead good lives of service to others. This book will invigorate all, nurses and non-nurses alike, who wish to spend their lives making the world a better place.

A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role

By Cynthia M. Thomas,Constance E. McIntosh,Jennifer S. Mensik
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  • Publisher : Sigma Theta Tau
  • Book Code : 1940446228
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: a-nurse-s-step-by-step-guide-to-transitioning-to-the-professional-nurse-role.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Graduating from nursing school is a massive accomplishment, but those next steps-passing boards and starting a demanding new job as a nurse-can seem daunting. Never fear: This book will help any new nurse map out a clear path from commencement to successful career. A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role is a straightforward how-to guide to confidently enter professional practice. From ethical issues to continuing education to coping with stress, authors Cynthia M. Thomas, Constance E. McIntosh, and Jennifer S. Mensik provide practical strategies and tools to help you reach your greatest nursing potential.

A Nurse in Time

By Evelyn Prentis
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446460932
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 593
  • Pdf File: a-nurse-in-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'It must be stressed from the start that I was not a born nurse. Not every girl is. Not every nurse is either, however wholeheartedly she may throw herself into the project once she gets going. Born nurses can be easily recognised. They have a little something the others haven't got which never seems to desert them however desperate the circumstances may become' Desperate circumstances were something Evelyn Prentis had to get very used to when she began her life as a nurse. It was in 1934 that Evelyn left home for the first time to enrol as a trainee at a busy Nottingham hospital in the hope of £25 a year. A Nurse in Time is her affectionate and funny account of those days of dedication and hardship, when never-ending nightshifts, strict Sisters and permanent hunger ruled life, and joy was to be found in a late-night pass and a packet of Woodbines.

Clinical Skills - E-Book

By Robert Schwarz
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0702080306
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category :
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: clinical-skills-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Clinical Skills: A Nurse’s Pocket Guide is a new easy reference intended to be carried by nurses into the clinical environment for quick access during their practice. This helpful resource provides quick references for a range of core as well as more complex clinical skills, including neurological assessment, ECG recording, chest auscultation, resuscitation guidelines, recognition and management of sepsis, and pain relief. It also considers fluid and electrolyte balance, wound care and key aspects of nutrition. Written by experienced nurse practitioner Rob Schwarz, the easy to navigate text closes the gap between theory and practice, supporting nurses to build understanding and acquire new skills. It will be a much-used resource by training and qualified nurses alike. Covers NMC Standards of proficiency for registered nurses, keeping nurses’ skills up to date Includes a broad range of skills, from core competencies to those associated with advanced practice, making it suitable for all nurses Tailored to the modern nursing environment, with key information such as interpretation of ECG, understanding arterial blood gases, chest auscultation and the most up to date resuscitation guidelines Includes cultural considerations for better practice More than 40 illustrations help clarify complex concepts and procedures

A Nurse's Survival Guide to General Practice Nursing E-Book

By Karen Storey,Julia Rhianedd Last
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0702080861
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: a-nurse-s-survival-guide-to-general-practice-nursing-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Handy format makes for easy reference Clear, bulleted content puts the emphasis on quick reference Reflective activities Diagrams clearly explain difficult concepts Case studies highlight best practice

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Supervising & Assessing E-Book

By Karen Elcock
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0702081485
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 623
  • Pdf File: a-nurse-s-survival-guide-to-supervising-assessing-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Are you supporting students in practice? This book provides an overview of the different approaches and summarises the key NMC Standards that you need to understand. You will follow the student's journey on placement starting from the preparation needed before they arrive through to the orientation, initial interview and planning of learning, plus how to provide feedback and ensure that your assessment is fair and objective. Some of the challenges you may face will be explored, along with approaches you can use to ensure successful outcomes. This is an indispensable handbook for: both new and experienced nurses seeking practical advice academic staff who prepare and support practice supervisors and assessors students undertaking modules on teaching and learning in practice Based on the NMC standards for student supervision and assessment Offers guidance and tips on supporting and assessing students on placements Presents sections on understanding you, supporting the student with additional needs, and using simulated learning Covers how to support students who are not making the progress expected Action points at the end of each chapter will help you consolidate your learning Part of the A Nurse’s Survival Guide series. Now fully aligned to the latest NMC standards and competencies on supervision and assessment.

The Nurse's Secret

By Amanda Skenandore
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 1496726545
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: the-nurse-s-secret.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Set in 1880s New York and based on the little-known story of America’s first nursing school, acclaimed author Amanda Skenandore’s new historical novel is a fascinating story of one woman’s search for identity and independence. In the slums of 1880s New York, Una Kelly has grown up to be a rough-and-tumble grifter, able to filch a pocketbook in five seconds flat. But when another con-woman pins her for a murder she didn’t commit, Una is forced to flee. Running from the police, Una lies her way into an unlikely refuge: the nursing school at Bellevue Hospital. Based on Florence Nightingale’s nursing principles, Bellevue is the first school of its kind in the country. Where once nurses were assumed to be ignorant and unskilled, Bellevue prizes discipline, intellect, and moral character, and only young women of good breeding need apply. At first, Una balks at her prim classmates and the doctors’ endless commands. Yet life on the streets has prepared her for the horrors of injury and disease found on the wards, and she slowly gains friendship and self-respect. Just as she finds her footing, Una’s suspicions about a patient’s death put her at risk of exposure, and will force her to choose between her instinct for self-preservation, and exposing her identity in order to save others. Amanda Skenandore brings her medical expertise to a page-turning story that explores the evolution of modern nursing—including the grisly realities of nineteenth-century medicine—as seen through the eyes of an intriguing and dynamic heroine. PRAISE FOR AMANDA SKENANDORE’S THE SECOND LIFE OF MIRIELLE WEST “In this superior historical, the author’s diligent research, as well as her empathetic depiction of those subjected to forced medical isolation, make this a winner.” —Publishers Weekly

Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-making for Nurses

By Melanie Jasper
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 111830778X
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 801
  • Pdf File: professional-development-reflection-and-decision-making-for-nurses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection andDecision-making provides a concise, accessible introduction toprofessional development, reflective practice and clinicaldecision-making. Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflectionand Decision-making explores the core strategies of reflectivepractice and decision-making underlying professional nursingdevelopment. Separate chapters on reflective writing,evidence-based practice, clinical supervision and portfoliosdemonstrate the inter-relationship between professional developmentand professional practice. It is aimed at both student andqualified nurses, recognising that professional development is alife-long commitment. It provides clear guidance to helppractitioners think critically about their actions, work withinprofessional boundaries, be accountable for their actions and planfor their future. * Provides a concise introduction to professional development,reflective practice, and clinical decision-making * Written in a clear accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge * Enables students to consider and develop their practice in orderto become competent practitioners * Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and casestudies * In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

Strengths-Based Nursing Care

By Laurie N. Gottlieb, PhD, RN
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826195873
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: strengths-based-nursing-care.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first practical guide for nurses on how to incorporate the knowledge, skills, and tools of Strength-Based Nursing Care (SBC) into everyday practice. The text, based on a model developed by the McGill University Nursing Program, signifies a paradigm shift from a deficit-based model to one that focuses on individual, family, and community strengths as a cornerstone of effective nursing care. The book develops the theoretical foundations underlying SBC, promotes the acquisition of fundamental skills needed for SBC practice, and offers specific strategies, techniques, and tools for identifying strengths and harnessing them to facilitate healing and health. The testimony of 46 nurses demonstrates how SBC can be effectively used in multiple settings across the lifespan.